CHARLES BARKLEY ACKNOWLEDGED FOR HIS SUPPORT OF OUR COMMUNITY
"Charles Barkley became a beacon of hope and support for the firefighters and the recovery efforts of the community," TDFPD Fire Marshal Guevin told the crowd on the tenth hole of the American Century Golf Championship in July. He was acknowledging Barkley's generous donation to aid the recovery efforts following the Angora Fire devastation ten years ago. Barkley posed for a photo with local agencies, including TDFPD's Chief Scott Baker, his daughter Mackenzie, Captain Brandon Brady, Captain Chris Peterson, Fire Marshal Eric Guevin, Battalion Chief Rich Nalder, Foreman Matt Fogarty, his son Logan, and Engineer Kevin Crebs.
2017 ZEPHYR FIRE CREW - FIRE ASSIGNMENT
Photos taken by Zephyr Crew Members Colton Hughes (top) and Austin Evans (bottom) at the Preacher Fire in Gardnerville, NV.
Eighteen Zephyr Crew wildland firefighters and Brush 21 with four TDFPD personnel provided support on the fire for six days in July.
Tradition in the fire service runs deep and strong, and one of those traditions is to never forget the sacrifice of others. In July 2016, BLM firefighters Jacob O'Malley and Will Hawkins lost their lives in a BLM truck rollover accident on SR140, about 37 miles north of Winnemucca. A year later, TDFPD Captain Brian Zabel stopped while heading to a fire assignment to pay respects to our former fire district resident, O'Malley, and Hawkins. Our prayers go out to their families and friends, and we hope they know they are NEVER FORGOTTEN.